The mushrooms have contributed to the development of active ingredients of fundamental importance in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry as well as of important tools in human and animal health, utrition, and functional food. This review considers studies on the beneficial effects of medicinal mushrooms in the nutrition and health of humans and farm animals. An overview of the chemical structure and composition of mycochemicals is presented in this review with particular reference to phenolic compounds, triterpenoids and sterols, fatty acids and lipids, polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, and lectins. The nutritional value and chemical composition of wild and cultivated mushrooms in Italy is also the subject of this review which also deals with mushrooms as nutraceuticals and the use of mushrooms in unctional foods. The nutraceutical benefits of UV rradiation of cultivated species of basidiomycetes to generate high amounts of vitamin D2 is also highlighted and the ability of the muhsrooms to inhibit glycation is analyzed. Finally, attention is paid to studies on bioactivities of some Italian wild and cultivated mushrooms with particular reference to species belonging to the genus Pleurotus. The review highlights the potential of medicinal mushrooms in the production of mycochemicals that represent a source of drugs, nutraceutical, and functional food

Cateni, F., Gargano ML, Procida, G., Venturella, G., Cirlincione, F., Ferraro, V. (2022). Mycochemicals in wild and cultivated mushrooms: nutrition and health [10.1007/s11101-021-09748-2].

Mycochemicals in wild and cultivated mushrooms: nutrition and health

Gargano ML
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Venturella, G
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Cirlincione, F
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Ferraro, V
Ultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
2022-01-01

Abstract

The mushrooms have contributed to the development of active ingredients of fundamental importance in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry as well as of important tools in human and animal health, utrition, and functional food. This review considers studies on the beneficial effects of medicinal mushrooms in the nutrition and health of humans and farm animals. An overview of the chemical structure and composition of mycochemicals is presented in this review with particular reference to phenolic compounds, triterpenoids and sterols, fatty acids and lipids, polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, and lectins. The nutritional value and chemical composition of wild and cultivated mushrooms in Italy is also the subject of this review which also deals with mushrooms as nutraceuticals and the use of mushrooms in unctional foods. The nutraceutical benefits of UV rradiation of cultivated species of basidiomycetes to generate high amounts of vitamin D2 is also highlighted and the ability of the muhsrooms to inhibit glycation is analyzed. Finally, attention is paid to studies on bioactivities of some Italian wild and cultivated mushrooms with particular reference to species belonging to the genus Pleurotus. The review highlights the potential of medicinal mushrooms in the production of mycochemicals that represent a source of drugs, nutraceutical, and functional food
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11101-021-09748-2
Cateni, F., Gargano ML, Procida, G., Venturella, G., Cirlincione, F., Ferraro, V. (2022). Mycochemicals in wild and cultivated mushrooms: nutrition and health [10.1007/s11101-021-09748-2].
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